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Municipality of Tangstedt (Germany)

Gemeinde Tangstedt, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2013-02-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Tangstedt flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013
approved 16 December 2008 See also:

Municipality of Tangstedt

Tangstedt Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Tangstedt (Stormarn), version 16 December 2008, updated 10 June 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Tangstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a red shield bearing a silver (= white) nettle leaf. The nettle leaf is superimposed by an inescutcheon. The inescutcheon displays a in a black shield a silver (= white) fess superimposed by three red, heraldic roses barbed and seeded golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The nettle leaf is alluding to the dukes of Schauenburg-Holstein, the former rulers. The inescutcheon shows the arms of the imperial counts (Reichsgrafen) of Holmer, who owned Tangstedt Manor in the 18th and 19th century. In 1806 Friedrich Levin von Holmer, minister of Oldenburg, died in Tangstedt Manor. In 1970 the municipalities of Tangstedt, Wilstedt und Wulksfelde merged. The number of roses only incidentally fits the number of former municipalities.
Tangstedt, belonging to Stormarn County, is administrated by Itzstedt Subcounty in Segeberg County.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.338

The flag was approved on 16 December 2008. The coat of arms was approved on 4 August 1936, confirmed on 7 June 1974. The artist is E. Nöbbe, the arms were redesigned by Wilhelm Horst Lippert.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


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